Tag Archives: Outreach

2014: Your Best Year Yet

  The American Indians tell a parable of a brave who found an eagle’s egg and put it into the nest of a prairie chicken. The eaglet hatched with the brood of chicks and grew up as one of them.  All his life, the changeling eagle, thinking he was prairie chicken, did what prairie chickens […]

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Effective Church Growth Planning

Most people credit Henry Ford with inventing the automobile. The truth is he didn’t. Although he held many patents on various automotive mechanisms, the invention of the first self-powered carriage is credited to Nicolas Cugnot of France in 1771.  But history does credit Henry Ford with being a master of effective planning.  His idea for […]

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A Door of Utterance

Ever since the fall of man people have been prone to sin. There have always been thieves and murderers and liars. Fornicators and adulterers and sinners of all types have always been around. And people are still sinning today. Yet there is one difference now. In times past most people acknowledged their sin. They did […]

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Making Your Bus Ministry Evangelistic

Bus ministry works! It is a highly effective tool for seeing the parents of your bus riders saved. Last month I explained that it’s the job of the bus workers to build a relationship with these parents, to witness to them, and to then encourage them to attend church and / or take a home […]

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A Bus Ministry That Bears Fruit

Even more than Sunday school, the bus ministry has been attacked as being an expensive, unproductive ministry. Unfortunately it has been described by some as a “glorified baby-sitting program.” It is not, nor should it be! Many churches have sold their buses and given up their routes. How sad! They have succumbed to the proverbial […]

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Is ‘Saturday Door Knocking’ Still Effective?

For years, door knocking was about the only type of consistent outreach – outside of occasional street services – that you would find in most Pentecostal churches. “Outreach” and “door knocking” were pretty much synonymous terms: where you found the one, you would normally find the other. Today, except for a handful of die-hard adherents, […]

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Gathering Laborers for the Harvest

  Several years ago a “critical issues” questionnaire was sent to a large number of church leaders. They were asked to list what they believed to be the most critical issues facing the church today. In overwhelming response, these leaders agreed that the number one critical issue was the need for trained workers and lay […]

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Who Owns Your Car?

by Tim Massengale               Pastor Mark North took a last bite of his omelet and washed it quickly down with a gulp of black coffee.  Wiping his mouth with the napkin, he reached for the check. “Thanks again, Elder, for inviting me to meet you for breakfast.  Sorry to […]

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